Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Totoro and Pikachu

I am in love with this image! You can get prints, baby clothes, T-shirts, greeting cards, etc at Redbubble.com. Hmmm do I buy myself something or the kids...such hard choices!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wisp Scarf



Ahhhh I forgot to take a final picture of the Wisp scarf I finished. I really liked this pattern - it is so pretty. I am making an infinity scarf in the same pattern now. 

Here is the pattern:  http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTwisp.html

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mommy and Chase Date

Chase and I snuck out for fro yo tonight. We both needed a treat!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

3D Magic Life Counters

I made some 3D Magic Life Counters recently. It is a fun project.

This is the first one I made. I didn't edge the cards with marker which was a mistake. Also I didn't leave the pieces attached to the border so it was hard to get them spaced correctly.  For the bars we used safety pins and I didn't feel like they were flat enough. I used a scrapbooking glue that seemed to work ok. I wasn't thrilled with the results. 


This one I used 3 inch doll needles for the bars which worked perfectly. We also
colored the edges black which made a big difference.  It didn't have a ton of layers because the image was pretty simple but it turned out well. 


This one has a lot of depth to it and I was really happy with it. I think it had about 6 cut layers (about 20 with spacers). 



This one turned out well. It is hard to get a picture with all the layers. 



I was also pretty happy with this one (again the picture doesn't do it justice). 


I want to figure out a way to finish the edges. I tried clear nail polished and it seemed to work well but I am worried it would chip with a lot of use. I am thinking  Diamond Glaze could work well. Also I am wondering if I should find a clear layer to put over the 3D image top (acrylic or vinyl) to protect it (but I am worried it will make it harder to see the details). 

Monday, August 25, 2014

First Day of Second Grade

I can't believe Chase is starting second grade!  Such a big kid now!



It is also Keira's first day of daycare!



Of course right before we left she fell and got a giant goose egg. Parent of year right?



So tired after school...




Friday, August 22, 2014

Jamberry Nails

My Jamberry nail shields came!  

I admit I was a little skeptical, primarily because I was worried about the complicated application process. Turns out it wasn't bad at all!  I was able to get them all on with no wrinkles my first try.  A hair dryer worked fine (no need for the heater). They were a little harder to file then some of the other ones but it still worked, it just took more time to get them smooth. 

They don't look quite as nail polish like as the Sally Hansen ones but they have a great high gloss finish to them. 

If they last a week like advertised I am sold. The fun patterns Jamberry have put them a bit above the rest in my opinion. 

Update:  So bummed they lasted like 2 days. Ugh!!!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jack Johnson at Red Rocks

Our friends took us to the Jack Johnson concert at Red Rocks. The weather was perfect and it was really fun (the stars were amazing). So glad we went. The only bummer was the lack of parking!  Nothing like hiking in the middle of the night...what did we do before cell phone flashlights!